Shot from Accra Basketball League

Reports reaching indicate athletes connected to the Ghanaian basketball fraternity are yet to receive funds from the COVID 19 Relief Funds after the vetting committee set up to ensure the right athletes benefit from the fund cleared them earlier this month.

500 Ghana Cedis ($86.69) at the end of the month for each athlete cleared is expected to be handed out in the coming weeks to relieve athletes whose income have been affected by the corona virus pandemic.

The MoU was signed on Thursday, July 9 at the Youth Employment Agency Headquarters in Accra.

The payment period is six months which amounts to 3000 Ghana Cedis ($520.12) for each athlete; the corona virus has infected 43,717 people in Ghana with 41,843 people recovering from the virus at the time of writing.

Shot from 2019 Sprite Ball Qualifier by Mensah

Like other sports disciplines, basketball in the country has been badly affected by the pandemic which has led to cancellation or suspension of several competitions.

Events like the Sprite Ball Championship, Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges (UPAC) Basketball Championship and Accra Basketball League (ABL) have been affected.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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